Every second Saturday of the month, 4 pm - Divine Liturgy in English of Sunday - Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family, Duke Street, London W1K 5BQ. Followed by refreshments.
Next Liturgy: Saturday 9th September, 4pm

To purchase The Divine Liturgy: an Anthology for Worship (in English), order from the Sheptytsky Institute here, or the St Basil's Bookstore here.
To purchase the Divine Praises, the Divine Office of the Byzantine-Slav rite (in English), order from the Eparchy of Parma here.
The new catechism in English, Christ our Pascha, is available from the Eparchy of the Holy Family and the Society. Please email johnchrysostom@btinternet.com for details.

"It's Now or Never: The Return of the Eastern Christians to Iraq and Syria" - John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need gives the annual Christopher Morris Lecture in the Society's 90th year. Monday 27th November at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family. 6-15 pm Divine Liturgy, 7-15 pm Lecture, 8-15 pm Reception. £10 donation requested. RSVP to johnchrysostom@btinternet.com







Friday, 25 July 2014

Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Antioch and All the East meets with Patriarch of the Maronite Church | The Russian Orthodox Church

On July 24, 2014, Hegumen Arseny (Sokolov), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, met with His Beatitude Patriarch Bechar EL-Rai of the Maronite Church in his residence in Bkerke, Lebanon.

The Patriarch explained to Hegumen Arseny the complicated internal political situation in Lebanon, in which the Parliament has failed for several months now to elect a new president, who is to be a Christian Maronite according to the country’s constitution. “At present various external forces are putting continuous pressure on Lebanon. However, the fragile peace in Lebanon is in God’s hands, and the Lebanese Christians place their hopes on Him alone”, he said. His Beatitude also gave his assessment of the situation in the Middle East as a whole.

Father Arseny, on his part, assured the patriarch that the Russian Orthodox Church led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia not only prayed for peace in the Middle East but also gave humanitarian aid to its people, especially Syrian people, among whom are many Christian Maronites united in three dioceses.

The Maronite Church is the largest Christian confession in Lebanon. According to the Lebanese constitution, only a representative of this Church can be president of the country. The total number of the Maronites in the world is 3,2 millions. The Maronite Church has its dioceses in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Egypt, North and South America, Australia and Cyprus.


Source: DECR Communications Service - Representative of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia to Patriarch of Antioch and All the East meets with Patriarch of the Maronite Church | The Russian Orthodox Church
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